Ryan Coiner

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Ryan Coiner
Personal information
Date of birth (1979-09-07) September 7, 1979 (age 36)
Place of birth Aliso Viejo, California, U.S.
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1999-02 University of San Diego
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001 Southern California Seahorses
2003 Orange County Blue Star 17 (11)
2003-04 Arminia Bielefeld II 20 (16)
2004-05 Union Berlin 32 (12)
2005-06 Holstein Kiel 31 (10)
2006 Columbus Crew 3 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ryan Coiner (born September 7, 1979, in Aliso Viejo, California) is a retired American soccer forward who played professionally in Germany and Major League Soccer.


Coiner played college soccer at the University of San Diego from 1999-2002. He was named West Coast Conference Player of the Year twice was a 2000 and 2002 NSCAA Second Team All-American.[1] He is second all-time in school record books with forty-nine goals scored. In 2001, he played for the Southern California Seahorses during the collegiate off season.[2] In 2003, he also played with Orange County Blue Star in the USL Premier Development League, where he played alongside Juergen Klinsmann.[3]


Upon graduating he traveled to Germany to join Arminia Bielefeld's reserve side. After one season there appearing in twenty games with sixteen goals he was signed by German third-division side 1. FC Union Berlin. With Union Berlin he appeared in thirty-two matches, scoring twelve goals. The next season he was signed by Holstein Kiel where he would appear in thirty-one matches and score ten goals.[4] His success in the German leagues failed to earn him a long-term contract and he was released after the 2005-06 season.

On July 13, 2006, Coiner signed with the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer. On January 12, 2007, the Crew traded Coiner, and a first round draft pick (second overall) in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft to the Chicago Fire in exchange for Andy Herron.[5] Coiner retired before the 2007 season.